NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Stabbing Rampage at High School, Heartbleed Bug Updates, And More

A student has been charged as an adult after stabbing 21 at a Pennsylvania high school yesterday morning. The Heartbleed flaw has experts scrambling to find a solution for both Web site owners and users. And a software engineer says he warned the University of Maryland of their security flaw four months before the school was hacked.

The FBI's Hate Crime Statistics, 2012 Report is Now Out, Shows About 7 Percent Drop From 2011

There were 5,796 hate crime incidents involving 6,718 offenses, down from 2011 figures of 6,222 incidents involving 7,254 offenses, for 2012, according to the latest FBI report.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter Had Pattern of Misconduct, ACLU Releases Report on FBI Abuse of Power, And More

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.

Morning Security Brief: "Stop and Frisk" Ruling, Surveillance Controversy Continues, Drug Crime Sentencing Examined, and More

"Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Border Security Project Progresses, Bombers' Records Withheld, Bankers Briefed, and More

The Department of Homeland Security is progressing with contractor selection on its border security Integrated Fixed Tower project. Boston Globe has been denied FOIA copies of the federal immigration records of the Tsarnaev brothers. The FBI gave temporary security clearances to bankers to brief them on online banking attacks. Asian companies are still concerned by cloud security.

Morning Security Brief: Bird Flu Source Suspected, Syrian Rebels and Chemical Weapons, and More

Chinese scientists theorize that the nation’s poultry markets could be spreading bird flu, a U.N investigator says that Syrian rebels are likely using chemical weapons, and a law making possession of a cell phone in prison a felony might lower crime rates among inmates.

Morning Security Brief: More on Boston Suspect; Car Bomb at French Embassy in Libya; Foiled Canada Terror Plot

New developments in the Boston bombing case, a car bomb destroys part of French embassy in Tripoli, and Iran denies involvement in terror plot in Canada

Morning Security Brief: Budget Cuts Delay Trial, Security for Thatcher Funeral, Stabbing Rampage, and More

The trial of the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden may be delayed until 2014 because of budget cuts to the Public Defenders Office. British police are concerned about security for the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. A student went on a stabbing rampage yesterday in Houston, wounding 14 people. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Campus Crime, Recidivism Rates, and Courthouse Safety

A new law offers grants to fight campus crime, a Pennsylvania study finds that halfway houses do not help former inmates, and a new bill would provide security equipment to courthouses.

How Museums Secure Collections

Museums face many security challenges, not the least of which is making sure that when they procure new works, they aren't unwittingly buying stolen property.
 




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